Good morning, Claire here with a couple of mixed media projects made for Lesley's recent shows on Hochanda. The first features the beautifully detailed bird stamp from Spring Bird Crocus and the second uses one of the smaller stamps from Breath of Spring.
For this first project I began by applying texture paste through a woodgrain stencil onto a little MDF bird house blank. Once that was dry I added some colour with acrylic paint, shimmer spray and distress ink
I stamped the bird and coloured the image with pencils before cutting out and layering the image up over some scraps of hessian, lace and ribbon from my stash. I topped the birdhouse with some raffia and a little wooden button. Here's a closer pic of the image:
My second project today is this little charm made using the beautiful butterfly swirl stamp from Breath of Spring. I took a couple of microscope slides and gently rubbed a versamark ink pad over one of them before applying PanPastel in shades of Magenta ( I used Magenta, Shade and Extra Dark). I glued the other slide to the back with glossy accents and then stamped the image onto the front with versamark before embossing with Silver embossing powder. It really pays to use an antistatic bag when embossing on glass as lots of the powder sticks to the surface.
I stamped the butterfly on acetate and again embossed with silver, applying versamark and more PanPastel to the back. I cut the butterfly out and stuck it to the image with more glossy accents. I attached a glue on bail to the top of the slide and a little filigree corner to the front, bending the corners around the glass very gently. Once everything was dry I added beads from my stash and a scrap of ribbon.
Thanks for visiting today, happy crafting.